We’re back with our final recap of The Flash season 2. It’s been quite a season, and it would be an understatement to say that season one set the bar high for the rest of the series. Season two parallels this same sentiment and goes one step further and hints at another major Flash comic book event. More on that after the jump!
Warning: Spoilers Ahead!
During this episode, it was revealed that the Earth portrayed in CW’s The Flash, Legends of Tomorrow, and Arrow is the nexus between the infinite earth’s. This would theoretically make the Earth’s portrayed in any DC cinematic renditions to be just one of many Earth’s.
Before his defeat, Zoom’s plan was to set off a sort of bomb that would send a transdimensional ripple across the infinite Earths and destroy them. Had his plan worked, Zoom would then conquer Earth Prime and rule it as the fastest man alive. Unfortunately for him, his plan didn’t fly so well.
Zoom was handed his first defeat, and one that would transform him forever. Fans of the comics will see some similarities that may lead them to believe that Zoom lives on, just in another form. Earlier this season, we were introduced to Time Wraiths, a kind of police that puts speedsters into check to prevent them from ruining timelines and other Earth’s. As the Time Wraith’s took Zolomon away, his body seemed to disintegrate. This transformation seemed to resemble that of Black Flash.
I believe it’s entirely possible we’ll see Zolomon again, most likely in this more sinister form.
The identity of the man in the iron mask was finally revealed, and it’s something that we’ve talked about multiple times in the past. Now that we have an established Jay Garrick, and an established Earth-3, we can finally connect The Flash to Legends of Tomorrow in a more concrete way.
At the end of the Legends of Tomorrow season finale, the Legends were visited by Rex Tyler, aka Hourman. Hourman, if you don’t know, is a member of the Justice Society of America. The JSA was mentioned by name at the end of the episode. What’s even better is that Jay Garrick may also be a member of the JSA.
Jay Garrick turned out to be Henry Allen’s Earth-3 doppleganger. After Zolomon failed at taking Garrick’s speed, his stole his identity and locked up him in a cell where he remained after being rescued by the Flash.
Seeing this was a bit overwhelming, understandably so, but the presence of a seasoned speedster may be just what Barry needs. Zolomon’s helmet, which resembles “hope” was adopted by Garrick and will carry on it’s meaning. Garrick took Wells and Jesse back to Earth-2, where they will presumably help him get to Earth-3. I’m certain we’ll see him back in some capacity throughout the series, and hopefully in a much larger capacity in Legends of Tomorrow.
The Flashpoint Paradox is a well-documented story arc involving the Flash. After Barry rescues his mother and prevents her from ever being killed, the entire world has Barry knew it ceased to exist. This sounds closest to what happened last night. While I doubt the changes will be permanent, it will be very interesting seeing how things play out early into Season 3.
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Looking back at it now, this entire season has really been moving past losing his mom. Everything from the Comic-Con trailer I discussed a couple of weeks back, to having Barry recite what seemed to be a common theme this season. Every time Barry scored a victory, he still loss in some way. It’s been like that since season one and this trend seemed to ultimately break him, and snap back to his somewhat selfish state he had at the end of last season. Yes, everyone gave him their blessing to change the timeline, but Barry ultimately chose to keep everything intact, which is what Henry Allen wanted for his son. After losing Henry, Barry snapped and pushed the button. The consequences for his actions will hopefully reverberate onto Season three. In any case, if he’s going to want to put the timeline back to normal, he’s going to need a ton of help from the Speedforce.
With that, it’s going to be a very long summer. However, I will still continue with news from all things DCTV. We’re bound to hear more about The Flash sooner than we think! As always, thanks for reading!